Doulas are making a difference for families worldwide.DONA International is the leader in evidence-based doula training, certification and continuing education. Our doulas are the world's best! What is a doula?
I want to FIND a doula.
Parents, DONA International can help you connect with a professional, highly skilled birth or postpartum doula in your area.
I want to BECOME a doula.
It’s an incredible time to start your journey as a birth or postpartum doula. Let’s explore this path together.
“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”Dr. John H. Kennell
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DONA International is member driven and we are here to support you! Connect with the professional staff in our home office, a member of the board of directors or your state/regional representative.
Virtual conference available on-demand! Although the in-person gathering in Ft. Lauderdale is behind us, our online virtual Summit is open for registration and viewing until November 4, 2018!
Seven engaging speakers, exceptional topics, and an opportunity to watch an informative documentary, an experience sure to increase your knowledge base and help you move your doula work forward!
Reporters and Editors… Let’s talk!
Every week, DONA International is contacted by reporters and editors around the world. As representatives of the world’s leading doula organization, we’d love to talk as we increase awareness about the benefits of doula support to families globally!
DONA International and our doulas have contributed to many articles including pieces by The New York Times, Essence magazine, The Washington Post, The Bump, Fit Pregnancy, and more!
Book Review – Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy by Angela Garbes
By Susan Young, CD/PCD(DONA), LMT, ICCE I love reading new books on pregnancy, labor, postpartum and parenting from authors with a unique perspective. Like a Mother (Harper Wave, 2018) is a great book that adds a valuable voice to those on the doula’s bookshelf. This...read more
By Tracy McPhillips, CCE(GS), LCCE, PCD/PDT(DONA) Today's post is written by my friend and colleague Tracy McPhillips. Tracy is a postpartum doula and a DONA Approved Postpartum Doula Trainer. Additionally, Tracy reviews and approves postpartum doula certification...read more
By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE It has been just about two weeks since the amazing DONA international Summit 2018 wrapped up and the DONA International virtual conference is up and running for the 90-day viewing period. Many of our speakers...read more
By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE August 1 - 7, 2018 is World Breastfeeding Week and doulas are on the front lines of helping families get breastfeeding off to a good start. Every year, World Breastfeeding Week has a specific theme, and the...read more